Sorry it's been so long! Have you ever had that feeling where you felt as though you were struggling to keep your head above water? Well I have. In the last 8 weeks it's been precisely that. I have been all over the shop trying to balance so many aspects of my life. Which is why only now, rather embarrassingly, I've been able to finally put together my MFW photo diary. I hope you enjoy!
How would I describe my first ever experience of fashion week as a "Street-style Photographer"? I can definitely think of a few words. Exhilarating is definitely one of them. When you're behind the lens you can become pretty absorbed in the whole process of photography and the relationship between you, the camera and the object. Trying to capture those candid moments, going and going and going until either you, the object or the sun completely gives way. It definitely ain't easy and the pros make it look so effortless. Every 'click' was rush, I can give you that. At the first stage of my trip, I had hoped to catch the tail end of some of the more popular shows but the universe had other plans to send my itinerary a little AWOL so on my last day, feeling rather defeated, I decided to take a stroll along the Brera Design District. It was a beautiful day, the sun flushed the district in radiant oranges and pastels and rusty burgundys. I ambled along until I encountered the majestic Sforza Medieval Castle. Suddenly there seemed to be a lot of heightened activity around the area, despite the fact that it was a tourist area anyway- but something felt different. The signs were there. Luxury cars lined up along the roads, pockets of young hipsters wearing head-to-toe black 'athleisure' ensembles and carrying cameras as big as their heads with looks of anticipation etched into their faces. I decided to ask a random passer-by clad in Gucci loafers and ripped hem denim jeans glued to her iPhone and she looked up long enough to utter: "This is the location for the Jil Sander show." before before politely waving me out of the way. Of course she did. I was a complete novice! I wasn't dressed like a photographer or a street-style star. But I did have a camera...
I was rather pleased I managed to capture some of the usual fashion suspects, all women I follow on social media. All were great sports and perfect subjects!
The highlight has got to be catching the legendary Adam Katz Sinding at work and socialising with his peers. A keen observer, I could see that Adam was relaxed but observant, not anxiously shooting everything like me, capturing bits here and there. Like a food critic only tasting at a opulent banquet. The sun was about to set and cast this magnificent light over the scene and everyone had this golden aura. Perfect photography light and a splendid end to the light entertainment.
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